Repeating Islands


French-Caribbean artist Jean-Marc Monnerville, better known as Kali, the 1992 French Eurovision entrant in Malmö, has released a brand new album titled C’est l’éveil (Awakening) earlier this week, as Yann Messina reports for Click on the link below to watch two related videos.

The Martinique-born singer and musician had brought to the Eurovision Song Contest the very first entry sung in Antillean Creole language, making the Caribbean particularly proud when reaching the 8th place with Monté la riviè and his famous banjo. His Eurovision participation brought him increasing popularity in the West Indies and international fame, touring the world, releasing many successful albums and collaborating with a good number of international artists.

After a series of very personal records, including the successful series of albums Racines, with some very powerful lyrics regularly angering conservatives and certain Caribbean nationalists, Kali progressively started spending most of his time…

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